Solutions Staffing SOLUTIONS STAFFING ROBBED ME OF MY HOURS AND PAY Cincinnati Ohio
I want to warn the world: Do NOT work for Solutions Staffing, unless you wish to work for almost FREE! Solutions Staffing is bases out of Cincinnati, OH and has only 2 accounts I know of: Prestige Packaging and Landmar, Inc., as both accounts don't hardly give you 40 hours, paying very low wages.
Anyhow, I worked for Prestige Packaging for a total of 2 weeks, only get paid a week of it, as the first week I was sent out there, only a few days, then following week, 40 hours, as the third week, was sent home early after 5 hours of work on a Wednesday.
Each day, temp service employees sign onto a sheet when arriving, signing out when leaving, which I did. So ends up I only get paid for ONE week, which was one I did 40 straight hours, as office's excuse is, Oh, we only pay on a certain time of the week, that's why the hours are the way they are. Well, I don't care if a company pays on Wed., Fri., or what, STILL any hours worked should be on the paycheck. I ended up not only making $8.25/hour at Prestige Packaging account, but now Solutions Staffing says, Oh, we have no record of those other days you are talking about, so we can't pay you. I then told them, On YOUR end, you would know if I called off work or not, and since I didn't, shows I was THERE.
Then I have nasty, very rude woman, who I will call, Marla (not her real name) on other end of the phone tell me, Get your facts straight! You said you signed in and now you say you didn't (I never said that, but SHE was making it out I said it, translating into her accusing me of being a liar)! It's not MY fault your name is not on the sheets, as it's YOUR responsibility to sign in and out! I then snapped back at Marla, Look, I KNOW I signed those sheets, as I have no control of where the supervisors take your sheets after I sign them, but you are trying to pin the blame on ME! Then timeclock was down and broken for 2 days, as you KNOW I didn't call off work Mon. and Tues, before I was sent home from working 5 hours on Wed., since Deanna (not her real name, as she's plant manager) told me and others she had no more work for us.
Then Marla gets more unprofessional, accusing, and nasty, saying to me in very rude manner, YOU are the only one, whose name is not on the list (Marla was LYING, because I signed those sheets)! I can't pay you, until I have proof you worked there! You even told me on day you came to office, that you didn't want to go back there to Prestige! I then say to her, I guess Solutions Staffing don't keep very good records, since they sure don't seem to know which employees work for them!
I was laid off from Prestige, along with others, when Deanna told us she has no more work for us and don't know WHEN she will get more work in! Why would I want to waste my gas money driving out there, to SEE if MAYBE they have work for me or not there in the morning. Gas prices are way too expensive these days, and I am not making enough to hardly pay my gas, so I would rather find a more steadier job!
On and on this conversation went, then I asked to speak to her manager, Gail (not her real name), as Gail apologized for Marla's extra rude, accusing behaviour, but now tells me Deanna is on vacation this week, so can't even call her until next week.
My advice to anyone reading this: Do NOT go to these very small, fly-by-night temp services, as yes, mostly temp service jobs available these days due to extra bad economy; but, there's better ones, who are extra fair and will never gyp you out of your pay. Sometimes payroll clerks make mistakes, but a good, solid company recognizes this and gives you no problems in paying you right away for time earned.
I am going to list some good temp services here in Cincinnati, OH, as I am sure they are the same in other cities, but here's the list: Kelly Services; Belcan Staffing; Adecco, Inc.; Manpower Personnel Services; and Express Personnel Services mainly (other temp services, some weren't the best, as the reason I don't mention them is they charge YOU, the employee upfront fees to take a Drug Screen/Background Check for every assignment you go on, besides paying extra low money).
These are my picks, since I have experience working through them AND they are not dishonest and thieving like Solutions Staffing is. As far as I know, companies I have listed tend to pay better than no-name ones like Solutions Staffing, which as far as I know, only operates from one office out of Cincinnati.
I seriously doubt I get to see my money earned from Solutions Staffing, since they should rename themselves, Solutions-For-Cheating-Employees Staffing, as they are a sham, and if they can be dishonest and rob their own employees of wages earned on their paychecks, then how can any client company trust them? I have even heard of some temp services, usually no-name ones, who have their temp employees bouncing their own paychecks when cashing them, leaving the employees stuck with the bounce fees and no income paid!
And when Deanna gets back from her vacation at Prestige Packaging and I am still not paid, as she is plant manager there and should be able to verify my hours, then all I can say is she should be ashamed of herself being so dishonest and crooked like Solutions Staffing is, which means Prestige Packaging is a Packager of Thefts and Deceits like Solutions Staffing has proven to be!
In past few years, must be a new Enron Energy and Arthur Anderson Accountants Club going on, as more anti-worker laws get snuck through Congress, while Dept. of Labor condones more companies charging their employees fees and stealing money from their paychecks!
Also, despite Marla's very rude, disrespectful, unprofessional behaviour to me over the phone, there's no way in Hell she can convince me that I am the only one not on that sheet or who is not getting paid for proper amount of hours---I am positive Solutions Staffing isn't going to just pick my name out at random and say, We will only cheat So-n-So out of her paycheck and hours, but no one else's! I don't think so, not buying into Marla's cover-up LIES for one second!
In case you are wondering where Prestige Packaging is, it is in Fairfield, OH, in Le Saint Drive complex, off of Mulhauser Rd., as they have 2 buildings back there. Mostly temp service employees they use, so very seldom do you get a full 40 hours a week working there. Run like heck when Solutions Staffing sends you out there as they have one building and CBS Personnel Services has the other building up the road, both in same industrial park.
CBS Personnel Services is rotten to work for, too, as they charge upfront fees for Drug Screens/Background Checks, hardly ever giving employees 40 hours a week of work, while you make around $8.00/hour in many cases. CBS will bounce you back and forth like a Yo-Yo, promising you will be temp-to-hire, when the accounts you are sent on are so cruddy, that you wouldn't want them if client company did offer you a job there!
Teri and frank